You cannot go on the internet or read an article nowadays without seeing at least something mentioned about the advancements and benefits of AI (which stands for artificial intelligence). Whether you see stories about ChatGPT or the progress of robotics, the world of technology is exploding with these developments. So what is AI, and most importantly, how is it shaping the future of nursing and health care? A simple Google search will tell you that “AI stands for artificial intelligence, which … [Read more...] about How AI Might Impact the Future of Nursing
There has been a noticeable shift in the nursing profession in recent years, with many nurses opting to transition from hospitals or acute care settings to home health care. This trend is not surprising, considering the changing dynamics of health care, the high burnout associated with working through the pandemic, and the ever-present and increasing demand for more personalized, client-centered care. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that home health care is one of America’s … [Read more...] about Making the Move: Hospital to Home Health Nursing
When graduating with a nursing degree, one of the things you will hear the most is how versatile a career as a nurse can be. The options are endless, including career opportunities in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and schools. But one of the fastest growing and appealing positions to explore as a nurse is the field of home health nursing. With all of your job choices at your fingertips, look below for some of the reasons why a career in home health nursing is becoming the first and … [Read more...] about Benefits Of Home Health Nursing
The days are slowly getting longer, the winter thaw is upon us, and yes, that means spring is in the air! More than likely, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of spring is the desire to get outside and enjoy the warming weather, chirping birds, and plentiful outdoor activities. Older adults are no exception, and a considerable benefit to receiving care at home is the flexibility to enjoy some time outdoors. Countless activities can allow senior adults to reap the benefits of … [Read more...] about At-Home Spring Activities for Seniors and the Elderly
Nurse Burnout. While in the past, this term may not have been very well known to people outside of the medical field, in the last two years, it has made its way to the forefront of not just news stories and publications. It is also widely discussed on video-sharing and social media platforms. In light of the global health crisis that is the Covid-19 pandemic, the realities of overworked, over-stressed health care workers have become an enormous problem that is evident to health care workers and … [Read more...] about Six Common Causes of Nurse Burnout
Are you responsible for the care of a sick or aging loved one? As your friend or family member continues to need increasing care, it becomes nearly impossible to meet all of their needs as well as your own. Recognizing when you need outside support is good for you, and your loved one, too! Like most care decisions, knowing when to take this step can be difficult. Most people don’t realize the amount of in-home services that are available. You don’t need to jump to round-the-clock care! In fact, … [Read more...] about When is it Time to Hire a Home Health Care Aide or Nurse?
This time of year can be stressful for those with loved ones who are immunocompromised or elderly. Colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses are just a few of the common illnesses that are known to spread during the colder months. Now, throw in the added concerns of a rampant COVID-19 variant, and many family members/friends feel more discouraged than ever. You may not be able to completely protect your loved one from all of these ailments, but you can help boost their immune systems to fight … [Read more...] about The Top 6 Foods That Protect Against Cold and Flu
Now that the holidays are over and the days have grown darker, grayer, and colder, it’s normal for people to feel a bit melancholy, especially for those dealing with illnesses or advancing in age. Chilly weather makes it difficult to get outside as often, which also means you’re receiving much lower levels of sunlight. Research has shown that less sun exposure during shorter winter days can cause changes in brain chemistry, like serotonin and melatonin levels. These biochemical changes can cause … [Read more...] about How to Support Your Client’s Mental Health This Winter